Template:Device Infobox/Floppy Drive

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Device Infobox/Floppy Drive
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Bus type Unknown
Bus width Unknown
Bus speed Unknown
8-bit ISA compatible? Unknown
PCI 5V tolerant? Unknown
PCI 3.3V tolerant?
Manufacturer Unknown
Chipset Unknown
Connectors Unknown
Requires -5VDC? Unknown
Requires -12VDC? Unknown
Config method Unknown
Floppy Drive
Media type Unknown
Sides Unknown
Tracks Unknown
Driver Missing download URL

This template is used to populate the Device Infobox with information about a floppy drive. See Teac FD-55GFR for example use. As this template sits inside an infobox, it can be combined with other templates in the case of multi-function devices.

Valid parameters and examples specific to this infobox are:

Parameter Meaning
Media type = Value Page for the type of disk or removable media. Valid values are:
  • 8 inch floppy disk
  • 5.25 inch floppy disk
  • 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Zip disk
  • LS-120 disk
Sides = Value This is the number of sides the disk has.
Tracks = Value This is the maximum number of tracks the head mechanism can access. Nominally drives are 40 or 80 tracks, however some drives can read beyond this, often up to 83 or in some rare cases 85 tracks. This can allow the drive to read copy protection or disk duplication information stored in these "hidden" tracks. This value should be set to 40 or 80 as appropriate, unless the drive has been tested (e.g. with a Kryoflux) and is known to read beyond the standard limit, in which case this higher limit should be recorded here.
Density = Value Text value for the maximum density the drive can access. One of:
  • High - HD (1.2MB or 1.44MB)
  • Double - DD (360kB or 720kB)
  • Single - SD (180kB)

Default values are shown if the parameter is omitted, so do not use any parameters unless the value is known (most of the defaults say "unknown").